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Things to do in Bogota

Best attractions to visit in Bogota

1. Monserrate - Bogota

Monserrate

Monserrate is a mountain that dominates the skies in the capital city of Bogota, Colombia. Rising majestically to a height of 10,341 feet, the mountain is a top tourist attraction in the city. At the summit you can find cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and various other attractions. The top of the mountain can be reached by either taking a funicular, an aerial tramway, or by climbing, which is a preferred way for the thrill seekers. The mountain can also be accessed by a cableway known as Teleférico de Monserrate cable car. It has a capacity of 40 persons and takes around four minutes to reach the top of the mountain when using the cableway. The summit is a famous destination for viewing the sunset in the evening. What's more, visitors can also enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the city from top of the mountain. Monserrate, along with the neighboring Guadalupe Hill, are considered icons of the city. It offers a perfect opportunity for a photo op. Here you can create wonderful memories that you can relive at ease later. Overall, the place is a must- visit where you can find many things to do and enjoy.

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2. Bolívar Square - Bogota

Bolivar Square

When it comes to the best things to do in Colombia, the capital city of Bogota has invariably got the best spots and attractions you will find. One of the most recommended places to visit in Bogota is Bolivar Square, which is situated right in the middle of Bogota. It is a historical landmark, and features the statue of Simon Bolivar, which is the first ever public monument of the city. On the north side of the square, you will find the Supreme Court, which has been built with international style, while there are also lots of French style buildings around in the city square. There are plenty of interesting things to do in Bolivar Square, since it is located right at the heart of the city, and is a melting pot of people from all cultures. You will find lots of great cafes, restaurants and eateries located over here, since this is where all the families and tourists gather for sightseeing, resting and eating. There are also some museums and art galleries that are nearby, which will provide you with some insight into the incredible history of Bogota, and of Colombia.

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3. Gold Museum - Bogota

Gold Museum

The Gold Museum is situated in the city of Bogota in Colombia. At the museum, a rich collection of Pre Hispanic gold work is displayed on the second and third floor, which is considered the largest collection in the world. History enthusiasts will find a lot of interesting things to do in Gold Museum. In the Main Room on the second floor, there are displays of gold work of different cultures that thrived in Colombia before the arrival of the Europeans. The main hall is divided into different sections that exhibit artworks of different tribes including Zenu, Calima, Muisca, Quimbaya, San Augustín, Tierra dem, Tayrona, Tolima, and Uraba Gold items were considered sacred by the indigenous people who regarded the shiny yellow metal as a reflection of life. You will find lots of items on display in the museum that are made of gold. Other items on display in the museum include shell, geologystone, pottery, textile archaeological objects, wood and others. You can find many other things to do in Gold Museum other than admiring the ancient artifacts. On the first floor of the Gold Museum is located the main entrance. A restaurant and a shop are also situated on the first floor on the museum. Also located in the main room is a special room known as the Despues de Colón or After Columbus. At the end of this museum, you can find the Profunditation Room that has videos about important gold items displayed in the museum.

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4. Colombian National Museum - Bogota

Colombian National Museum

If art and history is your thing then you simply have to schedule a visit to the Colombian National Museum, which is the National Museum of Colombia and has got the most extensive collection of culture, art and history in the country. The museum is located in downtown Bogota, and is one of the oldest and biggest museums in Colombia. If you’re looking for things to do in Colombia, you simply can’t go wrong with a visit to the Colombian National Museum, which is one of the oldest museums in South America. It was constructed in 1823, and has a fortified architecture, which is built with brick and stone. It was initially built for the purpose of a prison, and it remained as one till 1946, and in 1948 it was adapted into a National Museum. The museum has got an extensive collection of artwork, which comprises of over 20,000 pieces from different historical periods. There are also exhibitions related to ethnography and archeology samples that date as far back as 10,000 BC. Amongst the most popular things to do in the Colombian National Museum in Bogota is checking out the impressive collection of paintings from past masters such as Ignacio Gomez Jaramillo, Alejandro Obregon, Adres de Santa Maria, Guillermo Wiedemann, Martinez Delgado, Fernando Botero and Enrique Grau.

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5. Guadalupe Hill - Bogota

Guadalupe Hill

There are plenty of amazing things to do in Colombia, which includes checking out the many attractions in the capital city of the country, Bogota. Amongst them is checking out Guadalupe Hill, which is a small hill that has got some houses and a shrine that’s located 2 miles above sea level. The hill doesn’t attract too many tourists, which is great for you if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet on a hill. The very first chapel that was built on the hill in 1656 was destroyed by 4 earthquakes. You can check out the amazing 15 meter high statue that is located right at the top of the hill, and was designed by famous sculptor Gustavo Arcila Uribe, in 1946. It also had a small chapel that was dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is amongst the must do things to do in Guadalupe Hill. There are hardly any sight-seeing spots that are better than Guadalupe Hill in Bogota, and it is a must visit destination for every tourist that visits the capital city of Colombia. There are other more famous hills in Bogota, but none can match the splendor and beauty that is displayed from the top of Guadalupe Hill.

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6. La Candelaria - Bogota

La Candelaria

7. Monserrate Sanctuary - Bogota

Monserrate Sanctuary

8. Gold Museum - Bogota

Gold Museum

9. Cathedral of Colombia - Bogota

Cathedral of Colombia

10. Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park - Bogota

Simon Bolivar Metropolitan Park

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